We delight in flowers. The heirloom flowers we grow are painstakingly sewn, one seed at a time, and grown using organic methods. We grow these beauties in our backyard, alleyway raised beds, and on an acre in town.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow…– Abraham Lincoln
FlatCity Farms was founded to help people discover the joy of growing their own flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Gardening can be very difficult in this West Texas climate, but with ingenuity, technology, and proven design principles, we can help turn your backyard into a beautiful garden paradise.
My name is Chris, and I have spent the last 8 years experimenting and researching different growing techniques on how to best grow healthy plants in the dry and arid climate of Lubbock. I am a Computer Science graduate, but when I am not in front of my computer, I am outside in the dirt. Many times in life, we do not appreciate something until we lose it. And I always took for granted growing healthy plants until I came to West Texas. Understanding what our soil is lacking has caused me to do much research in the area of composting and soil biology. It has also motivated me to come up with ingenious systems that help make gardening both fun and convenient in Lubbock’s harsh climate. Three areas of my focus have been: chicken composting systems; drip lines and water timers; and soil life. I hope to share with you my insights, and what methods that have worked best for me. Gardening in Lubbock can be more fun when best practices are followed.
Peter is interested placement gardening elements along with design. He likes to forage his backyard and can name several beneficial plants that grow wild. You might find him foraging in his backyard, planting leafy greens in his garden, or playing with his aquaponic systems. His goal is low input high output farming and has seen success selling vegetables with the Mid Plains Farmers Market. He has worked with farmers from backyards to 6,000+ acres. He enjoys utilizing permaculture principles to maximize his gardens potential. He hopes to attend and complete Permaculture Design Course in the near future.
Angie is the token flower lover. She scours seed catalogs and the world over for heirloom and rare flower varieties that can withstand the west Texas heat. She’s constantly excited by the various colors, shapes, and the beauty in nature that points, more than anything, to a Creator. “
For the beauty of the hour / Of the day and of the night / Hill and vale / And tree and flower / Sun and moon and stars of light
Hello, my name is Andrew. I have always been fascinated with the miraculous processes of nature, such as how the human body can convert nutrients from food into energy, and as a college student my curiosity has not waivered. I’ve studied nutrition over the past few years and came to realize optimum health depends not only on what you eat, but also where it came from. Thus, I decided to truly begin taking control of my health; I cultivated my first vegetable garden a few years ago and recently started raising chickens. It has been a steep learning curve full of trial and error, and my aptitude for finding innovative solutions to unexpected problems has been frequently exercised. My fascination with nature and aspiration to help others take control of their health was accentuated last year when Chris hired me to help him cultivate a low maintenance, highly efficient garden at his home; ultimately, he invited me to join Flat City Farms, and it was a synchronicity not to be ignored.
Lap is the latest addition to the FlatCity Farms team. Lap grew up in a small village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His family were traditional farmers of the Jarai tribe; growing rice, corn, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. By profession, he teaches cultural anthropology at Texas Tech University. Aside from teaching and mentoring his students, Lap enjoys being outdoors surrounded by nature. He relishes each and every opportunity to beautify his own yard and other people’s yards as well. Lap also enjoys the results of a job well done. His services include mowing, edging and trimming, sprinkler head replacement, and assisting other team members with gardening.